Fine Forgiveness Food Drive!

A grocery isle in the background. The ARLS color logo is centered on top. The wording "10.2% of U.S. households were food insecure during 2021." Then the words "Fine Good Forgiveness Drive" in white bigger letters at the bottom


Our Fine Forgiveness Food Drive returns! We will be collecting non-perishable items during the month of January for local Food Banks. $1 of library fines will be forgiven for each non-perishable item donated with a max of $5 per person. Only overdue fines will be waived. Fees from lost items do not apply. Donations will be kept in the jurisdiction they are received so if you donate at your local branch you’re helping your community! Most needed items include peanut butter, tuna fish, and canned vegetables.

Suggested items:

  • Peanut Butter (or nut butters)
  • Canned Beans
  • Rolled Oats
  • Canned Fruit (in juice)
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Soups (low sodium)
  • Canned Tuna
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce (low sodium)
  • Whole Grain Cereals
  • Chicken, Beef, and Vegetable Broth

All participation welcome even if you don't have any library fines! Donations will go to our community partners; The Hopewell Food Pantry, The Dinwiddie Food Bank, and the Prince George Food Bank.